Martin Baum earned his law degree in 1966 at the University of Michigan School of Law, and his reputation for excellent trial work in the courts of Metro Detroit as well as the US Supreme Court. Well-known and respected in the legal community, Martin Baum chaired the Circuit Court committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and was an active member of a similar committee for the Metro Detroit Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Lawyers (NACDL), and the criminal, negligence, and alternative dispute resolution sections of the State Bar of Michigan. In September of 1999, he instructed his fellow bar members at a seminar in Detroit on Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Michigan. Mr. Baum has been rated A-V—the highest rating in ability and integrity—by nationally respected Martindale Hubbell legal directory. In 2001, Martin Baum was certified by the Wayne County Circuit Court as a mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator after an intensive 40-hour course covering 5 days.
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Martin Baum presented on the new state court rules and rules of evidence at the inaugural Oakland County Bar Association State of the Law Day, in Pontiac, Michigan. The firm recently settled a wrongful death claim for 2.75 million dollars in Wayne County Circuit Court. In a homeowners insurance case, the firm recently settled a claim against the insurance agency for failure to update the homeowner's policy to current market replacement costs. The homeowner's home burned to the ground two years after the insurance agency changed insurance companies but failed to do an updated market replacement appraisal of the house. The claim was settled for $165,000. The firm recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of two victims of fraud and deceit against Dean Turner, a former vice president of Dean Witter Securities recently convicted of securities law violations and against Dean Witter for failing to properly supervise Turner. The remaining case against William Malek, who pled guilty to running a Ponzi scheme ended in a default judgment against Malek for over $975,000 in Oakland County Circuit Court in Michigan.Read the SEC opinion.In 2001, Martin Baum was certified by the Wayne County Circuit Court as a mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator after an intensive 40-hour course covering 5 days.